Citroen BX Reviews from Spain

1992 Citroen BX 19TGS 1.9 petrol

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired122000 kilometres
Most recent distance123000 kilometres


So French - inside car driving: not bad, outside car looking at it: embarrassing in the extreme..


Rubber hose burst (perished) after a week causing overheating.

Rear wiper does not operate.

Temperature control was stiff to turn, took me about 5 minutes of owning the car to snap it off whilst trying to force it round. Now its on hot, and I live 10 miles north of Africa in 40 degree heat. Nice.

Too rusty for a dry climate and for year.

General Comments:

This is easily the ugliest car I have ever owned. Suspension is just pointless - why? I have a BMW, never thought "Wish it had a little lever to make it go up and down"...

Engine okay, goes well for an 8v carb engine and not a bad exhaust note too when its pushed. But you have to pretend people are not cringing at the shape of the thing...


Plus side - has PAS, EW, central locking. But even back when it was launched it must have been out of date. No airbags. No sun roof. No a/c. And it runs on... yup I can't quite believe this for a 1992 car... leaded petrol. Mon ami, if it hadn't been virtually given to me I wouldn't own it.

Good to see Citreon are finally selling more cars these days, now they look more like, well, cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th July, 2007

16th Jul 2007, 08:10

Further to my review ...

Yup, my first impressions of this car and its "quirky" (for "quirky" read "crap") suspension design have just been confirmed. Just moved it after letting it run for 10 minutes to warm up and... yes no prizes for guessing, a big patch of green LHM oil under the right hand wheel.

What a complete shed. Ugly AND useless: great combo.

1989 Citroen BX 19 TGS 1.9 essence

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 essence Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired280000 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres


Great reliable car for cheap


Carburator collapses if you empty the deposit of petrol, which is normal due to its high km.

Consumption too high.

General Comments:

Very, very, very reliable. Never broke down. Fast, safe, comfortable...

I would buy another one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2003

1987 Citroen BX 19 TRS Athena 1.9 petrol

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 1.9 petrol
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10


The problems with the suspension system. At best it is bad... Many problems of little things.

General Comments:

In general well to 200.000 kms. But after that.... regular..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 1999

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews